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Fab
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The Fab cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that combines vodka, lemonade, lime cordial, and cherry liqueur. The origins of this cocktail are somewhat unclear, but it is believed ... more The Fab cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that combines vodka, lemonade, lime cordial, and cherry liqueur. The origins of this cocktail are somewhat unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the United Kingdom in the late 20th century. The combination of the sweet cherry liqueur and tart citrus flavors from the lemonade and lime cordial create a well-balanced and fruity profile. The vodka provides a subtle kick of alcohol, making it a refreshing and easy-drinking cocktail. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy a fruit-forward and slightly sweet cocktail with a touch of acidity. It can be served over ice or blended for a frozen version. The Fab cocktail is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a summer BBQ or a night out with friends.
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11.88% | 2.85 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Fab presents a delightful fusion of fruity cherry liqueur and citrusy lemonade and lime cordial on a vodka canvas, crafting a refreshing and slightly sweet sip. Ideal for those in search of a spirited yet light-hearted beverage.

Method
How to make a Fab

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix the ingredients directly in a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Fab cocktail stirred and not shaken?

Stirring the Fab cocktail rather than shaking helps to maintain a smoother texture, as it gently combines the ingredients without aerating them too much, which can introduce air bubbles and cloudiness. This method is chosen for cocktails where clarity and a silky texture are desired, as it preserves the delicate balance of flavors between the Vodka, Lemonade, Lime Cordial, and Cherry liqueur.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with a Fab cocktail?

Considering the vibrant and fruity profile of the Fab cocktail, a slice of lime or a cherry makes an excellent garnish. These garnishes complement the tartness of the lime cordial and the sweetness of the cherry liqueur, enhancing the overall appearance and flavor experience of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the Cherry liqueur in a Fab cocktail with something non-alcoholic?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic substitution of Cherry liqueur in a Fab cocktail, you can use a cherry syrup or cherry juice. These options maintain the cherry flavor profile while removing the alcohol, making it suitable for those who prefer or require non-alcoholic variants.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Fab cocktail compare to a standard drink?

The Fab cocktail has an alcohol content of 11.88%, with a total volume of 240ml. A standard drink, in many countries, is considered to have about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which equates to roughly 10-12% alcohol by volume (ABV) in a 5 oz (150ml) serving of wine or 1.5 oz (45ml) serving of distilled spirits at 40% ABV. Thus, the Fab cocktail's alcohol content is fairly comparable to, or slightly less than, one standard drink, depending on the specific guidelines used.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food would pair well with a Fab cocktail?

The refreshing and fruity character of the Fab cocktail pairs well with light appetizers or seafood dishes. Consider serving it alongside shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, or a crisp salad with a citrus vinaigrette to complement its vibrant flavors. The acidity from the lemonade and lime cordial can cut through richer foods, while the sweetness of the cherry liqueur provides a pleasant balance.

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